About Hemorrhoids

What is a Hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids are common, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Learn more about hemorrhoid symptoms here.

Did you know that by age 50, half of all people will be affected by hemorrhoid symptoms?

Hemorrhoids are cushions of swollen tissue and blood vessels in the lower rectum, which begin to bulge down through the anus, causing itching, bleeding, swelling, and prolapse. These hemorrhoids are caused by constipation, straining, pregnancy, etc., and can be painful and unpleasant.

Too often, hemorrhoid (commonly misspelled as “hemroid”) sufferers spend endless time and money on home remedies, such as a creams, suppositories and warm baths, getting nothing but temporary relief. Hemorrhoids can also get progressively worse over time.

Our goal is to answer the question, “What is a hemorrhoid?” and get you the care you deserve by providing you with detailed information about the causes and symptoms of hemorrhoids. Select a section to learn more:

• Common causes of hemorrhoids

• Symptoms and diagnoses

• Who gets hemorrhoids?

• Types of hemorrhoids

• Why treat hemorrhoids?